Brring Brrring, "This is Atlanta calling"

I’m quite (very) excited. I’ve just come across a company offering VoIP (voice over internet protocol) with a plan that features unlimited calls to the UK. *bounce*

I think it could be time to ditch Comcast and switch to using phone over our broadband connection instead. Bill’s looking into it and asking IT folks if they have any experience or have had anything good or bad about Lingo. Rick at work says he uses a VoIP company and would thoroughly recommend switching. That the sound quality is great and the billing much cheaper. However, the company he uses only does unlimited calls within the USA and to Canada. Booo!!! Lingo seems to be the only one I’ve found so far that allows you to call Western Europe for free.

The thought of being able to phone Mumsy, Dadsy and Nicky, oooh and Rebecca, just by picking up the handset has me all giddy. Let me at it!!

Comcast annoyed us and tipped the scales against sticking with them yesterday when we got a bill featuring a hefty $30 reconnection fee. Last month we got disconnected because although I paid the bill on time and it came out of our account with days to spare, Comcast claim that they didn’t receive the payment until after the due date. Actually, I should also add that we only got the monthly bill on the same day that I received the disconnection notice giving a mere seven days notice. Of course, I paid immediately and heard nothing more until the phone stopped working. Comcast suck.

Thankfully Bill phoned them up last night and managed to speak to a supervisor who agreed to waive the $30 fee, but I’m not at all impressed with the company and as I can’t make international calls, the sound quality is abysmal and I keep getting cut off when I’m on the phone soon it’ll be good riddance to them, I hope.

Lingo sounds too good to be true (although there is a major drawback in that it won’t work during a powercut, and a 911 call isn’t direct to the emergency network, but directed through an interim call centre because the system can’t pick up the location of VoIP calls), hope it is kosher and that I’ll be talking to people who don’t speak funny very soon! *bounce*

Oh, and I just checked the rates to Oz too! No included minutes, but the standard charge to a land line in the Land Down Under is a very reasonable $0.03 a minute…woot!

2 Responses to Brring Brrring, "This is Atlanta calling"

  1. Anonymous August 20, 2004 at 8:50 pm #

    hello? hello? is there anybody there? WRONG NUMBER

    I just put America as our bonus country on Telco, but think I might be switching back to BT cos the operative lied to me!
    Rebecca
    (blaming Margaret Thatcher as usual)

  2. Anonymous August 20, 2004 at 8:50 pm #

    hello? hello? is there anybody there? WRONG NUMBER

    I just put America as our bonus country on Telco, but think I might be switching back to BT cos the operative lied to me!
    Rebecca
    (blaming Margaret Thatcher as usual)

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